Fresh African Sounds: House Afrika, Silvastone, Dj Hazan, Rosa Ree, Nini, NewAgeMuzik, Joan Ekpai,and GT Da Guitarman

Dj Hazan – “Bolanle”
Working with Dammy Krane and Airboy on this one, Renowned Nigerian DJ Hazan releases one for the clubs. ‘Bolanle’, it’s spicy cover art is already making huge rounds in radio airplay. This is one for the TURN UP days and sing along moments alike.

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Silvastone – “LEVELS”

UK based artist/producer Silvastone who is a lovely mix of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean musical genius- announces the release of his ‘extended EP’ titled Levels set for the 10th of March.

Widely seen as an elite pioneer in the spread of Afrobeats and the mix of rich African vibes with UK street sounds and global tunes, Silvastone’s works are associated with DBanj, Yemi Alade, Fuse ODG, Davido, Rita Ora and quite a few more.

Levels, produced by Silvastone, is a 15 track ‘long-form’ project out now on pre-order, featuring Moelogo,Vicky Sola, Rory Sky, Frank T Blucas and Ike Chuks.

Here’s a snippet from the extended EP https://soundcloud.com/silvastonemusic/silvastone-levels-ep-snippet

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House Afrika – “Mix tape Vol. 3”

Giants in House Music, ‘House Afrika’ release a 13 track mix tape featuring a 1hr,18mins continuous DJ mix by Snowdeep and includes MFR Souls & Kabza de Small. Giving the lovers of House Music something to celebrate two months into 2017.

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NewAgeMuzik – “Wole”

Wole, meaning ‘to enter’ is the freshest offer from UK based group of Four; NewAgeMuzik. Loved for their peculiar vocals accompanying Afro Trap like sounds, Fans and Media across the UK and Nigeria have been building up to the release of ‘Wole’.

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Rosa Ree- “Up In The Air “

‘Rosa Ree’, Tanzanian Rap goddess as she is fondly called, under ‘The Industry studios’ (Navy Kenzo) releases a fresh joint called ‘Up In The Air’ produced by award winning producer Nahreel.

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GT Da Guitarman- “Ife Dakun”
Nigerian, Folk and Pop artist; GT Da Guitarman is out with his first release of the year titled ‘Ife Dakun’. This follows his ‘glorious’ come back with the single ‘Wire the money’ late last year which was massively received by the Media and his fans Alike. GT is ready for the year and we are ready for him.

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Nini- “Wimbo Huu

Tanzanian MJ records introduces rising sensation Nini,with her debut single, titled ‘Wimbo Huu‘.

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Joan Ekpai- “Incredible”
West African Idols top 10 finalist Joan Ekpai is back with a brand new single she calls Incredible off  her forthcoming EP; ‘In Love with Love’.

Joan’s velvety vocals shines through in this alternative rock single laced with Yoruba lyrics and a nostalgic feel.

The multi-talented Singer/Songwriter and sound engineer has worked on songs with Timi Dakolo, Cobhams Asuquo and More.

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The Love Month; Becca ft Patoranking, Charlie Kay, Khulichana The Parlotones, Makizar, Nathi Gcagbashe and Milly Kay give us some New Music

Becca – “Na Wash”

Released on 14th Feb, in time for all the Valentine’s festivities, Na Wash is a parody of sorts, highlighting ‘relationship goals’ of the 21st century and all it’s flaws in the social media era. Becca works with Patoranking in this smash hit and we can’t wait for the video.

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Charlie Kay – “Ndokuda Wakadaro”
UK Based Zimbabwean act, Charlie Kay on Valentine’s Day, released the audio to his new single ; ‘Ndokuda Wakadaro’ which he followed swiftly with a hearth warming video telling a story of love and dreams becoming relaity. There are already predictions of this track becoming the wedding anthem of the Year in Zimbabwe.

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Milly Kay – “Totori”

Totori by Milly Kay was also released on Feburary the 14th. This should give you an inkling to the vibes of the track. Think butterflies in your belly, love in the air and all the cheesy lovey dovey sexy things.

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Makizar – “S’Lit “

South African based Cameroonian rapper Makizar releases his 3rd single; S’LIT, featuring Young & Dirty. After the release of Ringleader last year, which saw the video receive amazing love for it’s quality and swag, the young rapper is pulling up his sleeves for this, and more so, he’s got the backing of Muthaland Entertainment.

S’LIT comes in a form of an EP including accapella and instrumental versions.

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Khuli Chana – “One Source Deluxe”

Khuli Chana’s infamous collaboration with Absolut Vodka see the release of the album ‘One Source’ in a  Deluxe form. With 12 tracks featuring top African acts like; Patoranking, Stonebwoy, Kyle Deutsch, Aeon Wolf, Sarkodie, Sketchy Bongo, and Victoria Kimani, One Source is a one stop for amazing African Music. Out on pre-order songs like No Lie and One Source are available for fans to get their hands on it. One Source is due for digital release on the 3rd of March and in physical release the week of the 6th of March.

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The Parlotones rock our #NewMusicFriday with 13 Live track performance in the Orchestrated Live album. Feel the thrill of SA’s biggest rock band performing live.

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Nathi Gcabashe – “Strength”
Durban’s grammy nominated artist ‘Nathi Gcabashe’ just released his latest work titled ‘Strength’ under Sheer Sound. In this 11 track album, Nathi preaches African Unity; keeping the never dying tradition of using music to reflect our society’s current situation and our people’s dreams.

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New Music from Trigmatic, Berita, Navio and more.

Trigmatic – “M.A.T.I.C”
Ghanaian rapper Trigmatic is out with a brand new piece. he called this one ‘M.A.T.I.C.’ a piece from his stage name meaning Melodies Awaking The Inactive Conscience.

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Navio – “Tumunonye”

Uganda’s rap artist ‘Navio’ releases the audio to his new single ‘Tumunonye’ and so far has received huge coverage by both local and continental media houses. Navio’s fans are certainly making a splash for this.

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Berita – “Surprises”
ZA’s colourful songstress Berita serves us with her latest offering she calls ‘Surprises’. In her ever soulful manner, she delivers what is an upliftment of words through this track. ‘Surprises’ has enjoyed robust reviews from various media houses including TransAfricaRadio, The Sowetan and Zkhiphani less than 12 hours after it’s release.

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Kenny Kore- “Burneo Brass”
and Something for the ‘spirit’; Award winning Gospel act ‘Kenny Kore‘ is out with an 18 tracked album. Burneo Brass is a dedication to fans and lovers of gospel music.

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Eegun – “The Awakening EP”

The much talked about body of work by ‘Eegun’; ‘The Awakening’ is out and available finally to the delight of fans. The Awakening carries several messages of struggle, liberation and consciousness just to mention a few.

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Video Of The Week
Check out Khulichana‘s latest video from the One Source album with Absolut that surpasses and then raises the bar of Music Videos in the South African Industry. He works with Cassper Nyovest and MDB on this one.
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Sean Tizzle – “Moving Forward EP. Vol 1
Nigerian Pop Artist; Sean Tizzle is out with the much-anticipated EP; ‘Moving Forward’ in which features Davido and Iceberg Man, also working with producers like Mr Kamera, and Blaq Jerzee on the 7 tracked EP.

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Shortstraw – “Boo”
South African Alternative-Pop band ‘Shortstraw’ digitally release their latest single ‘Boo’. Bringing Valentine early for everyone who listens to and engages with the visuals. ‘Boo’ is a celebration of all the better halves out there.

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Charlie Kay ft Nox – “Ndokuda Wakadaro”
Zimbabwean born, Uk-based act; Charlie Kay teases his Fans with what’s to come in 2017. Set for release on the 14th of February in the classic tone of celebrating love, ‘Ndokuda Wakadaro’ featuring Nox is now available for pre-order.

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Tweezy- “Ambitions”
South African producer Tweezy has digitally released the original edit to this hit single ‘Ambitions’. The remix of which he featured Khulichana, Ice Prince and Victoria Kimani.
Tweezy is mostly known for being the magic behind ‘All Eyes on Me’, Run Jozi and Dlala Ka Yona just to mention a few.

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Rus Nerwich – “The Whisperer”

South African Jazz act digitally releases a new offering of soulful, jazzy notes with huge elements of poetic rap in the form ‘The Whisperer’. The 10 Track Album is available on all major digital platforms.

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Trigmatic – M.A.T.I.C
Ghanaian rapper ‘ Trigmatic’ builds up to the release of his Debut Album ‘M.A.T.I.C.’ Fans have been building up to this and with features with the likes of Skales, Jupitar,Sarkodie and EL; M.A.T.I.C , so much anticipation is already been built up by media houses across the continent.

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Video Of The Week
Khulichana yesterday released a video to his latest single from the One Source album with Absolut that surpasses and then raises the bar of Music Videos in the South African Industry. He works with Cassper Nyovest and MDB on this one.
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Fresh 💥 Releases from Navy Kenzo, The Parlotones, TehN, Metro FM’s Dj Mlu & Masterland

Navy Kenzo – “AIM”
Tanzanian fierce duo are just about ready to share their debut album with the world. ‘AIM (Above Inna Minute)’ is an 11 track album and features a few of the top dogs in the African Music scene like; Patoranking, Alikiba, Ghana’s R2Bees and the shining star Mr Eazi.
AIM is available for pre-order for those of us who love EXCLUSIVES.

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The Parlotones

World renowned South African rock Band; ‘The Parlotones’ are rejoining the digital music world with the re-release of 4 of their top selling albums. ‘Dragonflies and Astronauts’, ‘Live Design’, ‘Stand like Giants’ and ‘Episoda’. So head on after a few mouse clicks and listen to or download your favourite Album/song from ‘The Parlotones’. 

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Dj Mlu- “Spin Me Around”

Metro FM’s DJ Mlu kicks off 2017 with the release of a brand new dancy house track. ‘Spin Me Around’, his latest single has Judith Somhlaba on vocals. With a smooth blend of traditional drum-like beats and what is almost a dance influence, this is definitely here for the long haul through the chills and the turn-ups.

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TehN – “A Few Good Poems”
Zimbabwean Hip-Hop artist TehN Diamond is out with a poetic work of art containing 19 tracks. ‘A Few Good Poems’ has a distinct blend of traditional hip pop & vibey African beat that will take you by beautiful surprise.

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Masterland – “Ntundekure”
Bringing the much-loved Zouk / Kizomba-like sound from Burundi, Masterland is set with a fresh tune for the dance floor. ‘Ntundekure’ certainly gives off the sensuality that the Central African Country is well known for.

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 Ushering in 2017 by reminiscing the #BestOf2016
Check out a few of the songs we think made the year in the continent and perhaps share yours with us?

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New Releases: Victoria Kimani, Vanessa Mdee, GT Da Guitarman, Koker x Dj Shabsy, Kashbwoy and Juxtis.

VICTORIA KIMANI – SAFARI

Kenya’s fiercely sexy and talented Victoria Kimani, shares her debut album “Safari” with the world.

Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Bucie, Vanessa Mdee, Phyno, and khuli Chana… are only a few of the incredibly rich features of Safari; a Swahili word meaning ‘journey’. This is definitely a musical journey we are confident you would love taking.
Released on Monday 5th Dec. under Chocolate City Music, the album boasts of a rich mix of top producers in the industry; Maphorisa, Jessy Jagz, Mr Kamera and Panshak Zamani (Ice prince). We particularly love the well calculated excerpts from Brenda Fassie and Nina Samone.

In need of some visual assertion of the quality of #Safari? check out the official music video to “Giving You” which features Sarkodie. 

We are very curious to know what you think, your favorite track on repeat perhaps? or just how much you love the album art.

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GT Da Guitarman – Wire The Money

GT Da Guitarman real name, Gbemiro Tokunbo, releases a new single, perfect for the festive period.

“Wire The Money” speaks to everyone as there is no better feeling than getting PAID! This turn up jam, sung in Pidgin, Yoruba and English is the perfect track to dance to once you get that credit alert.

After a long break and bold steps in to marriage, the Nigerian artist once dubbed the future of the country’s very formidable music scene has returned to remind us just why we loved him.

Our 2 cent? Add this to your Turn Up playlist.

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JUXTIS – YES O!

A Nigerian, U.S based Artist. Juxtis an Award Winning Afro-Pop Singer, Started Writing Songs at Age 10. He Attended University of Johannesburg, South Africa. “Juxtis” Is Back With a New Song “Yes O!”

The great new track is released on GBI Entertainment.

An awesome new Single from this amazing Nigerian Artist

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Shortstraw – Thailand

South Africa’s very own indie rock boy’men’ band Shortstraw just released their latest single “Thailand”.

Missed all the chances to take a listen so far? Here’s what you are missing; asides their ever charming and infectious high spirits, they tell us just how much they loved touring in Thailand.

Safe to assume the Thailand trip was a blast. They made an entire feel good music track about it and we LOVE it!

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VIDEOS OF THE WEEK!

Vanessa Mdee – Cash Madame

Tanzania’s colourful pop queen Vanessa Mdee, shows her ‘no nonsense’, bad girl side in the video of her latest single ‘Cash Madame’.

Covered by Patoranking in an episode of Coke Studio Africa; his way of saying ‘woah this is a jam’‘Cash Madame’ is produced by hot shot Nigerian music producer E Kelly who’s worked on a variety of tracks including YCee’s Omo Alhaji.

There’s sexy aerial dancing, baseball bat swinging and some cash grabbing. Let’s not forget the classy but rugged styling, and the simple fact; she is a Madam with a lot of cash.

Check it out yes?

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Koker x Dj Shabsy – Gan Gan
Chocolate City’s super-talented and raving singer and songwriter, Koker is out with the visuals to the recently released ‘Gan Gan’ with G-Worldwide and Soundcity’s 4EverDope DJ Shabsy as the two come together on what seems to be the new trending sound.
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Kashbwoy – Wahala

Money is the boss of this festive season and Kashbwoy is taking every chance to remind us. With the release of his Debut single ‘Wahala’ the Kash Nation artiste is definitely making a grand entry into the Pan-African Music industry.

Another production of E kelly, Wahala, meaning trouble- is definitely one for those fun nights with red cups and good company.

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DUNIANO – KIWANJA CHANGU

African Hip Hop at it’s best. Duniano is the King of  Hip Hop in Burundi, he has been awarded best Rapper since 2010 here  he brings us a huge 20 track album.

On this album we see features from artists like “Sat B”, “Big Fizzo”, “T Max” and “Kiki Toure” to name a few.

This amazing album is released on Ozzone Productions.

 

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Tima Reece – 9

The fans have demanded and she has listened….. The name TIMA REECE will soon be back on music lovers’ lips when she launches her eagerly anticipated brand new comeback album “9” on 2nd December 2016. Tima along with her team have been hard at work in studio over the past few months fine-tuning an album that she is proud of.
“9” is a fusion of R&B, Soul, Pop and Trap with the nine-track album exploring relationship dynamics including love, loss and most importantly, the resurrection of hope.

The album will be released at an exclusive industry event on 30 November and thereafter will be available for download on iTunes.

 

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ROLF SCHIMMERMANN – OESTROGENETIES

Rolf Schimmermann is based in Lucerne (Switzerland), the town where he was born. He attended the prestigious Conservatory “Schola Cantorum” in Paris. His formative years as a composer, pianist and keyboarder were spent under Pierre Boulez at the IRCAM Institute (Institute de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) at “Centre Pompidou” in Paris, where he focused on electronic music and free improvisation.

Rolf brings us an amazing new Jazz album, Rolf is a master of his trade and this album shows us why. Melt2000 is the label that brings us this master piece.

Jazz fans across the world will love this beautiful body of music.

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PRAISE OLUWAJIMI  – NEVER SEEN SUCH LOVE

 

Gospel music singer PRAISE OLWAJIMI from Nigeria, brings us this lovely track called,  Never Seen Such Love produced by Jasperrazzi Adebowale.

This represents a glorious milestones in her faith journey as she looks up to Him with great excitement for greater milestones of Gods faithfulness in her life and on her calling.

 

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PRINCE LEEDY – DOWN 

Fast rising Pop and RnB singer Olajuwon Aremu better known by his stage name Prince Leedy come through with this song which he titled, Down

This amazing track is brought to you on One House Music & Sound

 

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Tima Reece

The fans have demanded and she has listened….. The name TIMA REECE will soon be back on music lovers’ lips when she launches her eagerly anticipated brand new comeback album “9” on 2nd December 2016. Tima along with her team have been hard at work in studio over the past few months fine-tuning an album that she is proud of.
“9” is a fusion of R&B, Soul, Pop and Trap with the nine-track album exploring relationship dynamics including love, loss and most importantly, the resurrection of hope.

The album will be released at an exclusive industry event on 30 November and thereafter will be available for download on iTunes.
The first single “9” will be released to all radio stations on 2 December so listen out for it.

Pre- Order is out today 25th November 2016.

 

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MAYOR – TOMA SISI

Mayor, the fastest rising highlife artist presents another mesmerizing tune titled “Toma Sisi”. The song has the aura that cuts across social groups irrespective of age.

 

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WILDAD – GET IT ON

The Industry label owned by Navykenzo (Aika and Nahreel) drops yet another track from one of their artists, Wildad, titled “Get it on”
The male RnB artist has come to capture girls’ hearts with his sexy looks and his sweet breathtaking voice. He comes with a different  style of the RnB genre and his marvelous talent can lure any girl towards him. Boys your ladies are on a very short leash!

His song and music video show for sure that he is determined to take Tanzanian RnB to the next level.

 

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RICHEE – FAAJI

Soundbox Records proudly presents fast rising act RICHEE after a very long hiatus off the scene with a new jam titled FAAJI.

Fondly called Mr Richee was a member of the defunct music group “Soulmen”.
Faaji is a simple song recorded for your listening pleasure to celebrate what God has done in our life from our birth till date.

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